• Offered by Research School of Computer Science
  • ANU College ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science
  • Course subject Computer Science

Essential foundations for any machine learning application are a basic statistical analysis of the data to be processed, a solid understanding of the mathematical foundations underpinning machine learning as well as the basic classes of learning/adaptation concepts. Those foundations are bundled in this single, introductory course to machine learning in preparation for deeper explorations into the topic, but also as a standalone unit.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. Develop an appreciation for what is involved in learning from data
  2. Understand basic data wrangling and data exploration
  3. Describe a variety of machine learning tasks: clustering, dimensionality reduction, regression and classification
  4. Understand how to formalise practical problems in terms of above tasks
  5. Interpret mathematical equations from linear algebra, calculus, statistics, and probability theory in terms of machine learning methods
  6. Understand how to perform evaluation of and reflect on learning algorithms and model selection in practical problems

Indicative Assessment

  1. Assignment (40) [LO null]
  2. Final Exam (60) [LO null]

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Workload

Up to 60 hours of total face-time, which includes interactions with lectures and tutors. Up to 60 hours of total preparation, repeat, assignment and practical exercise time.

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed or be currently enrolled in COMP6710 OR COMP6730. Incompatible with COMP3670.

Prescribed Texts

None

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

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Student Contribution Band:
2
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2021 $4410
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2021 $5880
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
7596 26 Jul 2021 02 Aug 2021 31 Aug 2021 29 Oct 2021 In Person N/A

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